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FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 25, 2020

Karnataka: Alarming surge
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to spiral in Karnataka, making it the State with the highest number of active cases after Maharashtra.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 25, 2020

Kerala: Political gamesmanship
In Kerala, the opposition parties' mass mobilisations for the local body elections violating COVID safety norms and the easing of restrictions could, it is feared, lead to a sharp rise in infections.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 24, 2020

West Bengal: Limping back to normalcy even as COVID-19 cases surge
In the midst of the raging pandemic, the State resumes Metro services and is gearing up for Durga puja, a four-day-long celebration of colour, sounds and crowds.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 24, 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Oxygen shortage scare
In Madhya Pradesh, the issue of oxygen shortage took centre stage even as case numbers grew and the BJP and the Congress ramped up roadshows and membership drives in preparation for the byelections to 28 Assembly seats.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 23, 2020

Assam: Stressed to the limit
The number of cases in the State shows no signs of declining, and with political parties resuming electioneering activities and students getting ready to restart offline classes, the State's health care infrastructure could soon be overwhelmed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 23, 2020

Odisha: Reworking strategies
By opening up more private hospitals for COVID care, easing pressure on hospitals in Bhubaneswar by getting those in the districts to take in more patients, and innovating with RT-PCR tests to prioritise patient care Odisha is hoping to bring down the rising infection rate.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 22, 2020

Haryana: Survey reveals 8 per cent seropositivity
A sero-surveillance study conducted in 22 districts of Haryana in August revealed an 8 per cent sero-positivity in the sample surveyed, even as the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Haryana crossed 1,00,000 in September.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 22, 2020

Rajasthan: Pandemic takes centre stage, finally
Amid the rising number of infections and deaths in the State, the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government issues a series of orders and notifications, which indicates that it has finally got down to the serious business of COVID-19 management and control.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 21, 2020

Delhi: Health workers left high and dry
Health care personnel and workers from other sectors protest against non-payment of wages and poor working conditions, but the AAP and the BJP keep blaming each other instead of resolving crucial issues.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 21, 2020

Uttar Pradesh: Hindutva to the rescue
COVID situation is worsening in Uttar Pradesh, but the Yogi Adityanath regime manages to turn attention away from the subject by playing the Hindutva card once again.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 20, 2020

Tamil Nadu: Data discrepancy and deaths
Tamil Nadu's anti-pandemic strategy is marred by flawed protocols and alleged manipulation of numbers.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 20, 2020

Maharashtra: Between pandemic and politics
The fight against COVID-19 fades into the background as the opposition tries to beat the government image in political games.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 18, 2020

A dividing wall at Santiniketan
The impasse at Visva-Bharati that followed the violence over the issue of constructing a wall around the Poush Mela ground continues.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 14, 2020

Tablighi Jamaat: Vindicated, finally
The recent High Court verdicts ordering the quashing of cases filed against members of the Tablighi Jamaat under the IPC and the Epidemic Diseases Act will hopefully also mark the end of the vilification of India's largest Muslim organisation.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 14, 2020

Dr Bevinje Srinivas Kakkilaya: Lockdown created unnecessary fears
Interview with Dr Bevinje Srinivas Kakkilaya, consultant physician who writes regularly on issues of public health.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 13, 2020

Poonam Khetrapal Singh: The pandemic is far from over
Interview with Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, World Health Organisation, South-East Asia.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 13, 2020

COVID management: Hollow claims by the government
Statistics belie the government's self-congratulatory proclamations on the management of the COVID crisis in India.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 11, 2020

COVID-19: A chain of blunders by the Central government
The Centre's top-down approach to COVID-19 and its exercise of control on the release of data to the public domain have led to flawed strategies and mismanagement in the battle against the pandemic.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 11, 2020

COVID-19: Chain of blunders by the Central government
The Centre's top-down approach to COVID-19 and its exercise of control on the release of data to the public domain have led to flawed strategies and mismanagement in the battle against the pandemic.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 10, 2020

Political parties rallying forces again in Kashmir
The August 22 declaration of six mainstream political parties represents the first major exhibition of resolve on their part to come together and leverage their political strengths and advantages and use their combined platform to take on New Delhi's ideologically driven agendas in Kashmir.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 09, 2020

Ranbir Singh: Reforms were long overdue
Interview with Professor Ranbir Singh, Chairperson, Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 08, 2020

Karnataka: Open season
Karnataka registers more COVID cases following the ramping up of testing and removal of most of the restrictions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 08, 2020

Kerala: Bracing for the worst
In Kerala, hundreds of people are getting infected daily through local transmission, infection from unknown sources has increased manifold, and the government is warning against complacency.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 07, 2020

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: Relentless rise
While Andhra Pradesh becomes the second State, after Maharashtra, to have the largest number of COVID cases, Telangana pays the price for its government's flawed initial strategy.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 07, 2020

Uttar Pradesh: Resilient farmers
In August, Uttar Pradesh recorded its highest spurt in cases and the government seems clueless about how to handle it, but the people, especially farmers, are learning to cope in surprising ways.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 06, 2020

UGC's guidelines to conduct university exams: Test of the times
The Centre's decision to hold final-year examinations amid the raging pandemic displays a complete lack of sensitivity to students' concerns, the digital divide and the spiralling cases.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 05, 2020

Rajasthan: Time lost in tussle
Rajasthan prepares for an effective strategy to contain the infection, which has spread to almost every part of the State.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 05, 2020

Delhi: Double blow
The Delhi administration carries out a demolition drive in the slum clusters even as COVID-19 cases and containment zones rise sharply again in the National Capital Territory.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 04, 2020

Tamil Nadu: Fears of a second wave
The level of infection in the State is still high but with more establishments and businesses opening up in Unlock 4.0, the situation is likely to go out of control.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 04, 2020

Maharashtra: Opening up slowly
In a bid to prevent a second wave of infection, the Thackeray government proceeds with caution in easing lockdown restrictions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 02, 2020

EIA: A body blow to the environment
The new EIA draft notification, which exempts 40 types of projects from prior environmental clearance and deprives local communities of a say in the matter in the name of ease of doing business, poses a grave threat to the environment.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 31, 2020

What ails biomedical research
Research in health sciences in India is no more oriented towards problem-solving based on years of field work, one of the reasons why many old and new diseases continue to haunt us.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 31, 2020

Puja in the time of pandemic
Devotional Hinduisim has been quick to use technology in its pursuit of spirituality, with worshippers staying safe at home while performing their rituals in sync with a global community of devotees. To see these practices as being separate from the political project of consolidating the nation on religious lines would be a mistake.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 31, 2020

Pointers from sero-surveys conducted in various cities
Pune and Berhampur follow the example of Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad and conduct sero-surveys among their populations. But the utility of these studies is limited because they cannot be used to make comparisons or come up with a nationwide picture of the spread or severity of COVID-19.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 27, 2020

Reservation as a political imperative
It is incumbent upon the state to act and remedy the pernicious influence of caste by eradicating its hierarchies and doing so requires looking at reservation as a component of political equality.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 25, 2020

Staged encounter in Shopian?
Questions surround the fate of three young men who came to Shopian district in search of work and went missing at the same time that the security forces killed three unidentified "militants" in an encounter.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 22, 2020

Hindutva's drumbeaters
The media, for the most part, acted as cheerleaders rather than alert watchdogs in the coverage of the bhumi pujan of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 21, 2020

Elgar Parishad case: Victims of vendetta
Hany Babu is the latest victim of the Bhima Koregaon case, which drags on with no end in sight for the arrestees who languish in jail without bail.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 21, 2020

‘The government does not listen to us'
Interview with Zafarul-Islam Khan, former Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 21, 2020

Anti-CAA protesters: Victims twice over
Even as interrogations, arrests and charge-sheeting of anti-CAA protesters as instigators of the February riots in North East Delhi continue despite the pandemic, more and more people feel that the inquiry is a ruse to target critics of the BJP government.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 21, 2020

Bihar: Election fever amid pandemic
Bihar is reeling from floods and the pandemic, but the government appears to be paying more attention to the preparations to hold the Assembly elections which are due in November.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 21, 2020

Tamil Nadu: Ups and downs
With more than 6,000 deaths, including those of doctors and paramedical personnel, and 50,000-plus active infections so far, Tamil Nadu's battle against COVID-19 is floundering.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 21, 2020

Uttar Pradesh: Casual approach
Uttar Pradesh becomes the first State to hold an Assembly session following the outbreak of COVID-19, but complaints grow about the government's casualness in handling the crisis.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 20, 2020

Kerala: Preparing for a crisis
Kerala enters another phase in its COVID-19 containment efforts as experts warn that cases of infection may peak in the coming months.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 20, 2020

Haryana: Shifting hotspots
The emergence of new COVID hotspots in hitherto unaffected areas in Haryana is attributed to people's reluctance to report symptoms and seek treatment at public health-care centres.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 19, 2020

Delhi: Pandemic politics
Both the Central and State governments are claiming credit for the "Delhi model" which contained the rate of infection in the capital, but there is still a long way to go.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 19, 2020

Karnataka: No let-up in cases
The spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka is apparently directly linked to the increase in testing. From early August, close to 50,000 tests were done every day in the State.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 19, 2020

West Bengal: Hospitals come under fire
AS the case numbers grow in West Bengal and complaints pile up against hospitals—government ones face complaints of callousness, neglect, and inability of patients to gain admission—the administration moves to put in place new measures, but it may be too late to win back the trust of the people.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 19, 2020

Maharashtra: Road to recovery
There are signs of recovery in the State and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's decision to lift the lockdown restrictions in stages and not do things in a hurry seems to be validated.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 19, 2020

Silent rage in Kashmir
One year after Jammu and Kashmir was deprived of its special status and its mainstream political voices were stifled, the people of the valley remain committed to fighting for justice.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 19, 2020

Odisha: Focus on fundamentals
With ramped up testing, priority to plasma therapy and special attention to the worst-affected districts, the Naveen Patnaik government is confident of gaining the upper hand in the fight against the coronavirus.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 18, 2020

‘The fight for reservation is not over'
Interview with Thangam Thennarasu, DMK leader and former Education Minister.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 18, 2020

Christians as target during the lockdown
Christian institutions allege increase in violence against their members during the lockdown.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 18, 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Votes over virus
In a bid to cover up his mishandling of the COVID situation in the State and win back the electorate's trust, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces several pro-poor schemes and initiatives.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 17, 2020

‘Swinging from lockdown to laxity'
Interview with Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, and member of the ICMR's high-level technical committee of public health experts on COVID-19.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 17, 2020

Prisons become breeding grounds for the coronavirus
Overcrowded prisons across India have become fertile breeding grounds for the coronavirus.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 17, 2020

COVID ventilators: Who cares?
Ventilators funded with government money do not seem to meet the required standards, and the way they were procured point to flagrant violations of rules and norms at multiple levels.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 16, 2020

COVID-19: Government gloating in defeat
The government continues to harp on its successes even as it bungles on testing methods and life-saving equipment and the confirmed cases and daily deaths hit new highs.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 16, 2020

How the poor die
More than 15 years into its existence, the country's "revamped" public health surveillance still lacks coordination, adequate resources, and is ridden with significant gaps in the monitoring of many infectious diseases.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 13, 2020

COVID-19: Indian population still far from herd immunity
Now that there is some data in the public domain about the seroprevalence of COVID-19 in India, it is possible to say that about one out of four to five individuals in major cities has been infected, but the Indian population is still nowhere close to achieving herd immunity.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 13, 2020

Delayed justice for Nambi Narayanan, but will the ‘ISRO spy case' end here?
The former ISRO scientist gets an "additional compensation and solatium" totalling Rs.1.3 crore for being wrongly implicated in the infamous spy case.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 07, 2020

The SWAN reports: Records of heroism by migrant workers
SWAN, a network of volunteers who banded together to help thousands of migrant workers in distress, has released reports that could prove valuable in shaping labour policies.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 06, 2020

UGC's revised guidelines: Testing times for students
State governments and the teaching community are opposed to the UGC's July 6 directive, which insists that final year students have to write final term examinations if they want to get their degrees.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Saffron scissors tears into CBSE syllabi
Educationists see a Hindutva hand in the Central Board of Secondary Education's decision to selectively reduce the syllabi for Classes 9 to 12 this year citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 04, 2020

Wilful denial of the increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths
The daily number of COVID-19 cases and deaths hit new highs in July but the government continues to remain in self-congratulatory mode, blind to the possibility of community transmission.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 04, 2020

East Bengal Football Club: 100 not out
East Bengal Football Club faces its darkest hour without a sponsor, but it remains strong in the love and loyalty of millions of supporters.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 03, 2020

Reliance's 5G claim: A reality check
Reliance's claim that it has developed fully "indigenous" 5G capability appears dubious given the way the technology has evolved across the world. Its pole position in the Indian telecom market raises fears that this may limit India's capabilities in telecommunications in the future.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 02, 2020

Kashmir's endless agony
The Centre abrogated Articles 370 and 35A supposedly as a cure-all for all Jammu and Kashmir's problems, but a year on, the economy of the region is in the doldrums, while the sense of disillusionment, frustration and alienation among the people is only increasing.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 02, 2020

Sa. Kandasamy: Profound yet simple
Sa. Kandasamy (1940-2020), an eminent writer and conscientious documentary filmmaker, believed in expressing profound ideas in simple words and was not trapped by labels.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 31, 2020

‘The government's action has broken the backbone of Kashmir's economy'
Interview with Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, CPI(M) MLA for Kulgam.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 27, 2020

The quest for a COVID-19 vaccine: Promising first results
Four candidate vaccines are ready to proceed to the critical third phase of clinical trials. But, as this phase takes a long time and as controlled laboratory studies do not guarantee that a vaccine will work in normal settings, realistically, there is not likely to be a vaccine for public use before early to mid 2021.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 27, 2020

Kerala gold smuggling case: Crossing the line
A gold smuggling case being investigated by Central agencies, with alleged links to terror financing, kicks up a political storm in Kerala.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 24, 2020

‘We didn't bleed him enough'
COVID-19 and the world of the new normal.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 23, 2020

Unwelcome airport in a tiger corridor in Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government has started the process to build a greenfield airport in Chandrapur district even though that will result in the loss of a virgin reserve/protected forest and a vital tiger corridor.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 23, 2020

Haryana: Unchecked spread
Haryana's strict lockdown measures do not seem to have succeeded in containing the spread of the coronavirus.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 23, 2020

Uttar Pradesh: Plunging to new depths
The people of Uttar Pradesh, especially the poor and marginalised, are facing a grim future as the deteriorating law and order situation compounds their economic hardship and the State's COVID-19 crisis.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 23, 2020

Kerala: Worrisome clusters
The rapid spread of community clusters and the steady rise in cases of infection are putting Kerala's public health system under pressure.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 23, 2020

Andhra Pradesh: Going all out
Andhra Pradesh has increased testing and strengthened its public health infrastructure and human resource to tackle the fast-growing COVID numbers as the State fears that the peaking will come before the predicted date.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 22, 2020

Punjab: Late surge
There seems to be a sudden spread of the virus in Punjab as people shake off precautionary measures with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 22, 2020

Gujarat: Unlockdown impact
Gujarat is again showing a surge after businesses and factories start operating as part of the unlocking process and people start moving across districts.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 22, 2020

Telangana: Late lessons
After initial hesitation, Telangana begins testing on a large scale by involving the private sector as the disease, earlier confined to Hyderabad, spreads to rural areas.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 22, 2020

Karnataka: Terrible transition
Karnataka's initial record in restricting the spread of COVID-19 has been upset by an alarming increase in cases of infection across the State with Bengaluru emerging as a new national hotspot.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 22, 2020

Maharashtra: Shift in focus
As the rise in infections seems to have plateaued in Mumbai, the Maharashtra government turns its attention to the rest of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and districts where the virus is active.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 21, 2020

Bihar&Jharkhand: Price of apathy
The government's indifference to containment measures and to the urgent need to strengthen the public heath infrastructure results in a rise in COVID-19 cases in Bihar. Jharkhand is hurriedly readying its district hospitals to deal with the crisis.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 21, 2020

West Bengal: Out of control
As COVID cases soar in West Bengal, the State government admits that there has been community spread in several parts and experts stress the need for decentralised testing.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 21, 2020

Odisha: Walking the extra mile
The State administration is trying to grapple with the situation arising out of the spread of the virus with pro-active measures such as plasma therapy and incentives for health workers. By Prafulla Das

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 19, 2020

The ban on 59 Chinese apps is just bluster
The ban on 59 Chinese apps is a knee-jerk reaction that can only have adverse consequences for the Indian digital ecosystem. It is unlikely to promote self-reliance nor does it lay the ground for indigenously developed Indian platforms.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 18, 2020

‘A majority of farmers oppose the changes to the Karnataka Land Reforms Act'
Interview with Professor T.N. Prakash Kammardi, former chairman, Karnataka Agricultural Prices Commission.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 18, 2020

Karnataka: Undoing land reforms
The Karnataka government's decision, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, to introduce an amendment Bill to make it possible for non-agriculturists to buy agricultural land, triggers protests by opposition parties and farmers' bodies.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Marketing privatisation
Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are critical of the two recent Central ordinances relating to agriculture and of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for not helping them in their hour of crisis.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2020

Punjab: Land struggle in the time of pandemic
The strong-arm methods adopted by rich farmers to force agricultural labour to work at lower wages following the pandemic-induced shortage of migrant workers exposes the fault lines in rural Punjab. The question of land becomes central again as the battle rages on caste and class lines.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 16, 2020

Boycotting Chinese products: Bravado is no substitute for business
The Modi government's move to ban all things Chinese is likely to aggravate conditions for the pandemic-hit Indian economy. The pursuit of national self-reliance requires a blueprint that maps out how to achieve it over the long term, with the state playing a key role in the process. China offers lessons, which India could profit from.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 15, 2020

India&China: Talking peace
After weeks of tension India and China agree to expedite disengagement of the troops stationed along the Line of Actual Control and desist from taking any unilateral action to change the status quo.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 14, 2020

The politics of dog meat ban in Nagaland
The Nagaland government's recent ban on the sale of dog meat has not only polarised conversations about what is and what is not food but also shows how we have turned animals' bodies into battlegrounds for our politics and biases.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Supreme Court upholds management rights of former royal family
The Supreme Court sets aside a High Court verdict on the status of the ‘Ruler of Travancore', but has ordered the constitution of an administrative committee headed by the district judge of Thiruvananthapuram and an advisory committee for the management of the temple.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Oh to be a scientist!
Scientific conferences have become public relations exercises instead of functioning as spaces where scientific ideas are exchanged and new ideas encouraged.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Sathankulam: Terror in uniform
The custodial torture and deaths of a father-son duo in Tamil Nadu rip apart the police's image, while the judiciary makes unprecedented interventions in a bid to deliver justice.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 10, 2020

A dubious record
Instances of police brutality and torture have a long history in Tamil Nadu. Here is a list of a few of the most notorious cases:• Muthukulathur Keela

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 08, 2020

No new resistance in Kashmir, Pak eyes Jaish
Amid views of the The Resistance Front's potential ability to script a turnaround in militancy, intelligence and security personnel believe that actors from across the border are arming and pushing battle-hardened Jaish-e-Mohammad cadre into the Valley.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 07, 2020

The new resistance
Amid views of the The Resistance Front's potential ability to script a turnaround in militancy, intelligence and security personnel believe that actors from across the border are arming and pushing battle-hardened Jaish-e-Mohammad cadre into the Valley.

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